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Losers present the image that makes them feel good, while winners manipulate their images to increase their edge. They want opponents to misjudge their playing styles, their strategies, and their basic personality The costs and benefits of confusing opponents depend primarily on two factors:

· Your strategy. Trade-offs are unavoidable, and you must make ones that fit your strategy. “The image that helps you to get a lot of action will make it harder to bluff and vice versa. If you don’t clearly understand your own objectives and ensure that your image fits them, you may undermine your overall strategy.”

· The amount of time you will play against these opponents. The longer you’ll play against them, the more important deception becomes and the more time you have to amortize the costs of the theoretical mistakes you make to create a false image. If you won’t play for long against them, don’t invest much in advertising.

Types of Images

Winners construct a wide range of images, and a few highly skilled actors vary their image to fit the situation. Winners sacrifice other motives to increase their edge, whereas losers either express themselves honestly or create images that make them feel good. I will discuss only a few useful images.

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